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Allergy Sufferers Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Dealing with Allergies: Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Allergies can be miserable. The constant sneezing, coughing and sniffling, not to mention itchy and watery eyes, makes most allergy sufferers irritable and tired. And they unknowingly may do things that can make their allergies even worse. Review five common mistakes to avoid as provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 1. … Read Full Article

New Dental Implant Design May Reduce Infection

New Dental Implant Design May Reduce Infection

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons: decay, gum disease, accidents, illness or wear and tear from excessive chewing and teeth grinding. Over two-thirds of Americans age 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Many have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth, but … Read Full Article

4 Ways Smells Affect Your Health and Well-being

4 Ways Smells Affect Your Health and Well-being

Familiar smells, such as coffee, bacon, cookies, or perfume, can trigger memories, affect moods or soothe stress and worries. Aromas also can affect your health and well-being. Here are four ways your sense of smell works as provided by the National Institutes of Health. 1. Deciphering odors Every time you take a breath, you detect … Read Full Article

Coping With Hearing Loss

Coping With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can drastically change your daily living. Dining out with family and friends becomes uncomfortable as conversations seem muffled, participating in work meetings is challenging because it’s difficult to follow discussions, and attending sporting events or concerts makes it even worse. Often people with hearing loss end up withdrawing from life and those they … Read Full Article

3 New Ways to Correct Kids Lazy Eye Vision Problems

3 New Ways to Correct Kids’ Lazy Eye Vision Problems

Lazy eye is the most common cause of kids’ vision problems, affecting about 3 percent of American children. Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye typically develops between birth and age 8. Usually, one eye is more nearsighted or looks to the side. Rarely does the condition develop in both eyes. Diagnosing and treating lazy eye … Read Full Article

6 Ways to Reduce Tinnitus or Ringing in Your Ears

6 Ways to Reduce Tinnitus or Ringing in Your Ears

Medical professionals describe tinnitus as a perception of noise in one or both ears, despite no external sound. Currently, there are no cures or prescription drugs available to treat tinnitus, but researchers have identified ways to help alleviate the symptoms: Magnesium – Scientists at the University of Leicester found eating foods high in magnesium, such … Read Full Article

3 Ways to Improve Brain Power

3 Ways to Improve Brain Power

Can brain cells continue to grow as you age? Yes!  For years, scientists believed people used the same brain cells throughout life. However, researchers affiliated with Harvard Medical School discovered that adults could develop new cells to enhance brain function. Neurogenesis Scientists report that most of our brain cells, called neurons, are formed before birth. … Read Full Article

Can a cold or flu turn into pneumonia

Can a cold or flu turn into pneumonia?

Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with pneumonia. Can it be caused by a cold or the flu? Yes. Medical professionals also report that a respiratory virus is the cause for about 33 percent of cases. Symptoms Pneumonia is described as inflammation of the lungs. Often bacteria from a cold or the flu will … Read Full Article

Reduce the Risk of Cataracts

Reduce the Risk of Cataracts: Eat Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. They occur naturally with age, clouding the eye’s lens. However, medical experts report that a healthy diet can help prevent or slow the progression of cataracts. Real food, not supplements Fluid inside the eye contains a vitamin C-like substance that protects and controls oxidation that … Read Full Article

Can E-Cigarettes Damage Dental Health?

Since e-cigarettes were first introduced in 2006 in the United States, many people have wondered whether they are better for oral health than traditional cigarettes. New research shows that both choices are equally damaging to teeth and gums. Popular option Often e-cigarettes are promoted as a healthier option to traditional cigarettes because they do not … Read Full Article

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